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Old 03-23-14, 07:03 PM   #1
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Mid '90's Tommasini Sintesi

I dont know the exact year, but I believe it is 1994 or 1995. Campy Record components throughout.

What are your thoughts on value?

More photos here: Tommasini - Imgur

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Old 03-23-14, 07:11 PM   #2
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Just a question to help dating and pricing what speed year Record group and wheelset? They look a few years newer than the frame.
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Old 03-23-14, 07:20 PM   #3
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I dont know how old the components and wheelset are. Its an 8 speed cassette.
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I think I might disagree with my esteemed colleague on this one - I remember this model being offered around the mid-90s, and the SLX new sticker was around that period as well. The rims might be newer, but the rest all looks rights for a high end mid-90s classic. Value...tough one because of size. Tomassini is finally getting its due as a premiere builder, but the market fluctuates on mid-90s steel that isn't MAX or EL OS. Yours looks great, and this happens to be one of my very favorite groups for performance vs aesthetics.

A photo of the front of the ergos would help dating - looks 93-94 from what I see.

I think this has to be sold as a BIN with make offer on the bay - I'd probably start at 1400 and take an offer of 1000-1100.

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I have a 1994 Sintesi as well.

Mine is a 8 speed Record/Chorus mix.

Yours looks to be in very nice condition.

I would think Aaron's numbers are quite reasonable.

Are you sure you want to sell it, as they are strong performing bicycles?
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Are you sure you want to sell it, as they are strong performing bicycles?
I was trying to abide by forum rules and not indicate that I am selling it, but since you brought it up: Its too big for me, I need the money to buy something in my size so I will have more fun riding.
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A photo of the front of the ergos would help dating - looks 93-94 from what I see.
I will try to post detailed photos of that tonight.
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I was trying to abide by forum rules and not indicate that I am selling it, but since you brought it up: Its too big for me, I need the money to buy something in my size so I will have more fun riding.
I would also consider a trade in that case. It sucks having an awesome bike that just doesn't fit.
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I was trying to abide by forum rules and not indicate that I am selling it, but since you brought it up: Its too big for me, I need the money to buy something in my size so I will have more fun riding.
Fair enough!

You'll be off to ebay with this one.

Such a beautiful bicycle.
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That's a very good reason. Keeping a bike that does not fit does not make sense.

Unfortunately, on higher $$ bikes like this one, to get full value usually means ebay. And it is best if you are an experienced seller on ebay. Lets face it, would you rather buy from someone on ebay that has never sold before, or never sold a bike, or would you prefer to buy from someone with a proven track record as a seller of bikes, with lots of positive feedback on prior transactions. And to sell a bike on ebay you need to be ready, willing, and able to ship at a reasonable cost. Local pickup only on ebay = will sell for significantly less than market. Its one area some of us look to find deals, great as a buyer, lousy as a seller.
Bill is dead on (as usual) and this is part of why I think you might be better off one of two ways:

1. A sale here or on the paceline - I respect your scrupulous approach to rules and am not implying you were angling for that, but I do think it's a potential avenue to pursue - you'll get a little less than eBay, but we facilitate for one another so you'll have an experienced guy looking at it and helping - maybe even with shipping. As bill suggested, if you don't have bike eBay sales, it might be your best bet since a buyer can likely have someone check it out beforehand.

2. A trade - local or by using resources like here and paceline. It's a cool bike, and rather than have two transactions with risk (buy and sale), why not go to one transaction? If you want a high end bike, this is a bargaining chip that can potentially get you one.

Best luck whatever you decide!
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As a seller you should take anything over $1000 in your pocket.

In reality its probably worth $1400 give or take on Ebay. If it sell for $1400 on Ebay you'll walk with $1220, is $220 worth the hassle to sell it on Ebay?

ATL is a big metro area, I'd place well written ad on Craigslist with a price of $1200. Take the fist offer over $1K (or whatever $ you have in mind)
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I appreciate all the input, they are all good suggestions. I have never sold anything on ebay, so if I go that route I will need to find a friend with good seller feedback.
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Beautiful bike,
What size is the frame? looks 58 or 60 cm?
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